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Beginner Level

Approx. 10 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Goldsmiths, University of London

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Abstraction

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 20 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
1.1.1 Abstraction4m
1.1.2 Abstraction in data representations4m
1.1.3 Notional machines4m
1.1.5 CPU and memory3m
1.1.7 Summary1m
1 reading
1.0.3 Further Reading10m
1 practice exercise
1.1.4 Abstraction30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

State, modularity and applications

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
9 videos
2.1.3 State5m
2.1.5 An e-commerce site4m
2.1.7 Why does turning it off and on again work?3m
2.2.1 A notional machine: files6m
2.2.3 Modularity2m
2.2.4 Applications5m
2.2.6 Debugging6m
2.3.4 Summary1m
1 reading
2.2.5 Looking inside applications5m
4 practice exercises
2.1.4 State15m
2.2.2 Files15m
2.2.7 Debugging an application problem10m
2.3.3 Summative quiz20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Networks

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 34 min)
7 videos
3.1.2 The internet7m
3.2.1 Security threats2m
3.2.3 Encryption5m
3.2.4 Security defenses3m
3.2.5 The perils of the password: Interview with Sarah Wiseman10m
3.2.8 Summary59s
3 practice exercises
3.1.3 Networks16m
3.2.6 Security: what have you learned?15m
3.2.7 Case study: debugging a web load error15m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

How the web works

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 24 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
9 videos
4.1.1 Websites2m
4.1.2 Networks and the Web2m
4.1.3 Security and the Web2m
4.1.4 State and the Web2m
4.1.5 Clients and servers3m
4.1.6 Embedding and APIs2m
4.1.7 Your data2m
4.2.5 MOOC Summary2m
1 reading
4.2.4 Further Learning10m
3 practice exercises
4.0.1 Motivating problem15m
4.1.8 Websites15m
4.2.3 Summative quiz20m

About the Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Specialization

This specialisation covers topics ranging from basic computing principles to the mathematical foundations required for computer science. You will learn fundamental concepts of how computers work, which can be applied to any software or computer system. You will also gain the practical skillset needed to write interactive, graphical programs at an introductory level. The numerical mathematics component will provide you with numerical and computational tools that are essential for the problem solving and modelling stages of computer science....
Introduction to Computer Science and Programming

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